All articles by: Stephen Kelly

Books: A socialist artistic tyrant

Published: November 21, 2017
Written by Stephen Kelly

Toscanini: Musician Of Conscience by Harvey Sachs Liveright £29.99 The Second World War brought inevitable moral conflicts for the orchestral world, particularly for musicians and conductors in Germany. Some, like …

Style, substance and some class acts

Published: July 31, 2017
Written by Stephen Kelly

Manchester International Festival Beginning in 2007, the biennial Manchester International Festival has now become one of the most important events in the arts calendar. In the last ten years, it’s …

Books: Madness of death by religion

Published: July 6, 2017
Written by Stephen Kelly

The Burning Time:?The Story Of The Smithfield Martyrs by Virginia Rounding Macmillan £20 It always seemed apt that during the turbulent 1970s Tribune should have its offices in Smithfield, a …

Books: The Boots on the ground

Published: November 18, 2016
Written by Stephen Kelly

We Chose To Speak Of War And Strife: The World Of The Foreign Correspondent by John Simpson Bloomsbury £25 Not so many years ago, in the days of Fleet Street …

Books: Football divisions

Published: October 11, 2016
Written by Stephen Kelly

The Topical Times For These Times:?A?Book Of Liverpool Football by Ken Grant RRB?Publishing £35 Liverpool born photographer Ken Grant has been photographing the weekly rituals around the city’s two famous …

Books: Divisions in dark days of Spain

Published: September 24, 2016
Written by Stephen Kelly

A Most Uncivil War by Nicolas Lalaguna Matador, £9.99 Wars inevitably generate a deluge of novels, and civil wars in particular lend themselves to an array of conflicting human emotions …